Late goal lifts Wake Forest Past Notre Dame; Stanford held to draw


Jon Bakero scored the decisive goal in the 87th minute to lead No. 2 Wake Forest past No. 8 Notre Dame on Friday night.

The sophomore from Spain deflected a pass from Ricky Greensfelder to the near post for his fifth career game-winner and his sixth goal of the season. The Demon Deacons fell behind in the 14th men when they conceded their first goal in 543 minutes in the 14th minute to Max Lechowecki.

Notre Dame held the lead until the 51st minute when freshman Jack Harrison scored his fifth goal of the year. Wake improved to 12-1-2 on the season and is the last unbeaten team in ACC play with a 5-0-2 record.

Defender Brandon Vincent converted a penalty he had to retake in the 70th minute to earn third-ranked Stanford a 2-2 draw with UCLA on Friday. The penalty kick – from a a handball in the box -came four minutes after Seyi Adekoya had given the visitors the lead on unanswered goals by Adekoya and Abu Danladi.

Foster Langsdorf put the Cardinal up in the 21st minute heading home a cross from Drew Skundrich. Eric Verso was also credited with an assist on the play, giving him an assist in four straight games (Corey Baird did the same feat earlier this season).

North Carolina comes from behind to top Louisville; Clemson edges Boston College

North Carolina maintained the overall lead in the ACC standings with a 2-1 comeback win over Louisville on Friday. After a scoreless first half, Daniel Johnson gave the Cardinals the 1-0 lead in the 55th minute with his fifth goal of the season.

But super sub Tucker Hume responded for the Tar Heels 31 seconds after checking into the game when he headed home a long throw from Jordan McCrary. McCrary helped create the winner in the 83rd minute with another long throw Jonathan Campbell deflected to Andy Lopez for the game-winning finish with his head.

With the win, the Tar Heels clinched the ACC Coastal Division title and improved to 13-1-1 on the season and 6-1 in conference.

Thales Moreno scored in the eighth minute and the defense made it hold up as the winner in No. 4 Clemson’s 1-0 victory over Boston College. Andrew Tarbell made two saves to record his seventh shutout of the year.

Own goal dooms Washington; Seattle tops UNLV

No. 17 Washington’s offensive woes continued as they failed to score for the sixth time this season in a 1-0 loss on the road to No. 20 Maryland.

The lone goal came in the 51st minute off a deflection of a Chris Odoi-Atsem cross into the net by Dawgs defender Quenton Pearson. Goalkeeper Ryan Herman was superb again on the night keeping Washington in the game with seven saves, but the Washington offense failed to register a shot on goal.

No. 19 Seattle picked up their 13th win of the season with a 3-2 victory over conference rival UNLV. Defender Kyle Bjornethun scored his third game-winner of the season in the 87th minute.

Alex Roldan put the Red Hawks up the first time in the 30th minute, but UNLV responded with a pair of goals from Danny Musovski, the second on a penalty kick. Sam Langston evened the game up with his first career goal off a penalty kick in the 60th minute.

Syracuse comes from behind to beat NC State; Virginia wins Commonwealth Clash

Ben Polk and Louis Cross scored to overcome a late deficit and lead No. 15 Syracuse to a 2-1 win over NC State on Friday.

Julius Duchscherer gave the Wolfpack the lead in the 68th minute, but Polk found an equalizer seven minutes later and Cross the winner with five minutes left.

Freshman Derrick Etienne scored in the 12th minute and goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell made five saves to record a clean sheet in No. 21 Virginia’s 1-0 win over in-state rivals Virginia Tech on Friday.

Charlotte shuts down South Carolina; Cal wins seven-goal thriller

Brandt Bronico and Kyle Parker scored inside 21 minutes and Austin Pack kept the Gamecocks off the scoresheet with five saves to lead Charlotte past No. 22 South Carolina.

Christian Thierjung completed a hat trick with a 106th minute winner to lead Cal past San Diego State in a seven-goal thriller. Paul Salcedo also scored for the Bears while Rene Reyes and  Travis Nicklaw register goals for the Aztecs.


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